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By Anita Felicelli

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About this blog: I grew up in Palo Alto and now live in Mountain View with my husband, daughter and two corgis. After about a decade grappling with the law, first as a law student at UC Berkeley and then as a litigator around the Bay Area, I left ...  (More)

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Why "The Desolation of Smaug" is So Disappointing
Dec 14, 2013 9:13 am
Comments: 31 | Views: 16,596

Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug isn't terrible, but it's not great either, at least not for those fans that preferred the well-paced... More
The Visual Magic of "The Great Beauty"
Dec 7, 2013 8:44 am
Comments: 8 | Views: 4,006

Director Paolo Sorrentino's The Great Beauty opens with a quote from Louis Celine's novel Journey to the End of Night that includes the line:... More
Q & A with Zach Gospe, 17-Year-Old Singer-Songwriter
Nov 29, 2013 1:19 pm
Comments: 5 | Views: 5,066

Unlike involvement in Habitat for Humanity or student government or sports, independent artistic pursuits aren't an automatic plus for college applications,... More
Why Catching Fire is So Much Better Than the First Hunger Games Movie
Nov 22, 2013 4:02 pm
Comments: 32 | Views: 10,422

As most people know, Catching Fire is the second installment of The Hunger Games trilogy, but while the second novel sometimes feels phoned-in... More
Early Impressions of Gochi Japanese Fusion Tapas
Nov 16, 2013 11:05 am
Comments: 4 | Views: 16,572

Gochi Japanese Fusion Tapas is an upscale restaurant or izakaya located at 1036 Castro Street, the second location of a very popular establishment in Cupertino of... More
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